Hot Dogs Day!

The Association of South Asian Professionals of British Columbia (ASAP), working with Friendship Providers in Action, will be conducting a Hotdog Day for the Homeless on Saturday, April 26 starting at 11:30 am at Oppenheimer Park in East Vancouver.  ASAP will be serving up 1,000 hotdogs along with refreshments to those in need.  The group of South Asian professionals will also distribute gently used clothing to the less fortunate members of society.  By raising awareness, ASAP hopes others will join in to make a meaningful difference in the lives of the approximately 2,300 homeless people in Vancouver. “ASAP and its members are doing their part by getting involved with our many events like the “Hotdog Days for the Homeless” and giving back to the community.  We encourage and challenge others to join us to help resolve the plight of the homeless,” states Jindy Bhalla.


Healthy Aging – Learn How To Age Well

Vancouver Coastal Health and Richmond Public Library will offer a six-part series of programs to help you learn how your body changes and what you can do to ensure a better quality of life as you age. The programs take place on Mondays starting March 31 from 7 – 9 pm at the Brighouse (Main) Branch, Community Place room, 7700 Minoru Gate. To register for these free programs, visit any branch of Richmond Public Library, call 604-231-6413 or register online at

Sessions include:

Apr 28            Physical Activity and the Fountain of Youth (program #471)

May 5             Managing Medication (program #699)

May 12           Aging and Mental Wellness (program #698)


Book Launch

THE BRAHM NIRUPAN OF KABIR- A JOURNEY TO ENLIGHTENMENT – THE ULTIMATE REALITY, translated by Dr. J. Das, offers spiritual enlightenment from the words of a mystic poet and saint of India whose concise and earthy style is replete with surprise and inventive imagery. God, the Ultimate, must be experienced inwardly, and this book offers several ways to achieve this. Come and participate in this spiritually significant launching.

Date and time: Sunday May 4, 2014, 2:00 pm

Place: Kabir Association Centre, #208 – 14770, 64th Avenue, Surrey, BC

For further information contact Dr. Das at 604-599-6876 or email <[email protected]>


Gujarati Seniors Show

The annual cultural programe for all ages is on Sunday May 18th 2014 at 3.00 p.m. at Michael J Fox 7373 MacPherson Av., Burnaby, B.C.Tickets are $20.00 per head. Light Refresment (from 1.00p.m. to 2.30 p.m.)

Tickets are available from Sarojben Desai 604-523-9360 and Rameshbhai Gandhi 604-294-0360.


Borrow An eReader From Surrey Libraries

Always wanted to try one before you buy? Here’s your chance.

Check out a Kobo Touch for a 3 week loan from any Surrey Library.

Each Kobo Touch is loaded with Classics:

•           Anne of Green Gables

•           Tristan & Iseult

•           Anna Karenina

•           Count of Monte Cristo

•           Mysterious Affair at Styles

Check the library catalogue for availability or reserve one today!


PICS Volunteers

‘PICS Assisted Living located on 12075, 75A Avenue, Surrey is looking for VOLUNTEERS who can teach basic Computer Operation and Piano playing to the senior residents of the facility. We are looking for person who can devote 4 hours per week.  Interested person can call at 604-596-0052 for more information’.


Book Launch And Kavi Darbar

Hindi Literary Society of Canada, BC is organizing a book launching ceremony  of an imminent poet-Mohan Gill’s -“MOKSHA” on Sunday,4th May, 2014 at 15105-105 Av.,Guildford Library in Surrey and it will be followed by KAVI DARBAR.

The program will commence at 3.00 PM. ALL ARE WELCOME. For further information ,please call Deepa Sharma ,President-604 582 7170 or Acharya Dwivedi 604 507 3099.


Mothers & Daughters!

South Asian Family Association (SAFA) is hosting their annual Mothers & Daughters- Part 6: on April 26th at Fraserview Hall. Come and honour your mother (or daughter) and share your personal story about mother & daughter relationships. Participate in our popular “ Aaja Billo Nachiye” Dance Competition, Zumba lesson, boliyaan competition, entertainment, open dance floor and exquisite food. Tickets available at Kamal’s Video Palace in Surrey and Main Video in Vancouver or 778-688-3996 for only $20 for a fun-filled evening. Get your tickets today before this event sells out!!


Eat Right – Lose Weight

April 27th 2014 from 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm.

Vedic Seniors Parivar Centre of Vedic Hindu Cultural Society Surrey invites South Asian Adults/ Senior members and non-members to attend a presentation on ‘eat right – lose weight’ by Bijal Thoda (M.Sc., R.D), Nutrition & Weight Loss consultant on April 27th 2014 from 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm at Shanti Niketan Hall of Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple 8321 – 140th Street Surrey BC. There will be questions and answers session after the presentation, tea and light snacks will be served. Please contact Surendra Handa Coordinator for further information.


Delta Writers’ Reading Series

The popular Delta Writers’ Reading Series returns to the George Mackie Library, 8440 – 112 Street, Delta on Wednesday, April 30, from 7 – 8:30 pm.  Everyone is invited to an evening of readings featuring the works of emerging and published Fraser Valley authors, literary fun and prizes.  Participate in the open mike portion of the evening or sit back and have a cup of coffee or tea and some goodies while you listen to poems, short stories, novel excerpts and more.

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